Friday, November 13, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, November 13

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The second issue of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 is online, 
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Relics of St. John Paul II coming to the Church of Immaculate Conception 

A la Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 12 de noviembre.-
  On Monday, November 16, the relics of St. John Paul II will arrive in Isla Mujeres at 8:30 am, remaining for about 14 hours, until they will be taken away at about 10:30pm. According to the schedule of activities, they will be received at the Church of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception at 9am, and then an Hora Santa, Holy Hour, by the faithful Catholics of the island.
      From 10am to noon the relics of St John Paul II will be at the Blessed Sacrament chapel (Capilla del Santisimo) where the Catholics of the Isla Mujeres and visitors may show their respect. At noon there will be a prayer of Angelus. The relics will remain available for visiting at this location until 3pm when they will be taken to the Chapel of Mercy, La Coronilla de la Misericordia. Then for the third time, they will be available at the Blessed Sacrament chapel, Capilla del Santisimo, where there will be a prayer of Angelus and a rosary. 
       In conclusion, there will be a healing mass, misa de sanacion, for the Catholics, and at 8pm a farewell will be offered to the relics of Pope John Paul II. 


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (you can join this FB page at this link)

Nov. 12: Anniversary of the birth of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz   Link to biographical information about this exceptional woman.
Hoy 12 de Noviembre, Natalicio de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.

Nov. 12 National Book Day
Hoy 12 de Noviembre, Día Nacional del Libro.

You're invited to enjoy this event Friday at 6p at the Casa de Cultura (See event listings below)
Invitamos a todos los miembros de nuestra ‪#‎ComunidadEnAcción‬, mañana a las 6 pm en la Casa de la Cultura.

On Friday, as part of the activities during Ecology Month, the City will hold a Recycling and Creating Crafts workshop with the fifth graders of Cesar Mendoza elementary school. The objective is to increase awareness among young people about the importance of maintaining a balance of sustainability within the community by applying the 3 R's Rule: Reduce, Recycle, and Re Use.
Este viernes en el marco de las actividades del Mes de la Ecología, el Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres realizará un Taller de Manualidades con Materiales de Reuso en el que participarán alumnos del quinto grado de la Escuela Primaria Federal César Mendoza Santana.
El objetivo es fomentar en los jóvenes la concientización sobre la importancia de mantener el equilibrio sustentable de nuestra comunidad con la aplicación de la regla de las tres R Reciclar Reducir y Rehúsar.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Relics of San Juan Pablo II coming to Isla Mujeres
  • Religión

    Llegarán reliquias de San Juan Pablo II

    0 13 de noviembre de 2015

    Tourism bonanza in September


    Bonanza turística en septiembre

    0 13 de noviembre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca
        The director of the Maritime Terminal of Isla Mujeres, Jazmín Pérez Gaytán, said last year in September, there were 118,132 visitors, while this year there were 150,594, which is an increase of 32,462 tourists. She said this indicates an excellent "low" season, as well as being a positive sign for the high season at the end of the year. Normally the slowest months for hotel occupancy are September, October, and November. 
           (Roughly, that's about 4000/day last year and 5000/day this year, in September.)

  • Women entrepreneurs: Priority of Carrillo


    Mujeres emprendedoras, prioridad para Carrillo

    0 13 de noviembre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

     The municipal Secretary General, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, announced that one of the priorities of this city administration, led by Agapito Magana, is giving attention to the female entrepreneurs of the island who are trying to get ahead. He said that with various programs offered by Gov. Borge, women have achieved better opportunities for self-employment, allowing them to open small and medium sized businesses.  
           He thanked the Governor and said he will continue to work in favor of the island, and for the benefit of mothers and other female entrepreneurs who desire to get ahead through hard work and by doing things right.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Preparations begin for Festival of Caribbean Culture
Inicia el Festival de Cultura del Caribe.. [+] Ver mas
    Preparations were being made on Thursday afternoon at the esplanade of the Casa de la Cultura for the Festival of Caribbean Culture (FECUCA), installing the stage where world class bands will be performing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. City workers were installing the stage, while specialists worked on the lighting and audio systems.
       It is noted that one event will take place at the parish building of the Catholic Church "Immaculate Conception", which is the Saturday night performance at 8-9p by the Quintana Roo Symphony Orchestra with tenor Joel Montero. This building has a capacity for 350 people, with exceptional acoustics, which are needed for this performance. All the other events will take place at the esplanade of the Casa de la Cultura.

Fishermen are preparing
Se preparan pescadores.. [+] Ver mas
      Leaders of the fishing cooperatives are advising their members to prepare the papers they will need to obtain financial assistance for renovation of fishing equipment including boat engines, boats, and traps. During early December there will be a module open of CONAPESCA (National Fishing Commission).
     There is an estimate that the coopertive Patria & Progreso will need 250 traps, three boats, and eight to ten engines. It is estimated that among all of the cooperatives of Isla Mujeres, about 80 percent of their boats need new engines, which is about 150 in total. But to obtain one, the fisherman must be able to pay their share of about 50,000 pesos, while the larger portion is paid by the Federal government. It is very difficult for the fishermen to save money, when the catches are poor, so that they can only catch enough for their daily meals when the weather is good.

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November events

Sunset ~6:05
Moonrise over the Caribbean

Nov. 25   6:14
Nov. 26   7:09
Nov. 27   8:06
Nov. 28   9:02
Nov. 29   9:58
Nov. 30  10:52

Nov. 5 Thursday 4p   Town Square   Art Fair with 10 pesos food samples starting at 5p
Cancelled by rain, Rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 13 & relocated to the Casa de Cultura

Nov. 5 & 6 Casa de Cultura 7p  Balsassina Ensemble of Vienna  Free Entry

 Nov. 12 Postal Worker Appreciation Day

Nov. 13 Friday Zumba event at the Taxista lodge

Nov. 13-16 is Buen Fin when discounts are widely available

Friday, Nov. 13 at the Casa de la Cultura 6p Book presentation

Caribbean Culture Festival 2015 will be held outside the Casa de la Cultura, Nov. 13-15, all events are free. Residents & Visitors are invited.

Friday, Nov. 13 at 7pm, there will be a performance by the dance troupe Alma Caribeña; La Trova Islana,  the band Gil Harry SevenF, and the headliner is Cuban Jazz musician Isaac Delgado and his band.

Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7pm, there will be a performance by the Symphonic Orchestra of Quintana Roo, featuring songs written by isleños, including Virgilio “El Chino” Fernández and his son Virgilio Fernández. It will be at the building next to the Catholic Church on the Town Square. This will be followed by, at the Casa de Cultura, “El Chevo y su Swing Urbano”, who play a mix of Caribbean rhythms and urban music, including the hit: “Métela Sácala”. ?? (They are not on the poster, but Quequi lists them in their festival article published Tuesday) At the Casa de la Cultura: 8p Dance performance. Then Cumbia legend Celso Piña, will take the stage, creator of the hit “Cumbia Sobre el Río Suenan”, accompanied by Patricio Elizalde (Pato Machete).

  From Cultura Isla Mujeres on FB (their original in English):
The voice of Joel Montero will dress up the Mexican Caribbean
The Mexican tenor returns to his native Quintana Roo to interpret the best of his repertoire in the framework of the Festival of Culture of the Caribbean 2015
After performing with great success in the main opera houses of Europe, the Mexican tenor, Joel Montero, returns to his native State of Quintana Roo in the framework of the Festival of Culture of the Caribbean 2015 which takes place in the Mexican Caribbean from the 3rd through the 22nd of November.
The singer, born in Chetumal, and who has opened his way to success through perseverance, his art and his mastery of his voice as an musical instrument, has been described by international media as a passionate singer with a powerful voice and emotional acting which has gained for him a privileged place on the stages of the Old Continent.
Among his awards and recognitions are the special award given to him at the international singing competition “Monserrate Caballe” in Andorra and the “Luigi Infantino” prize in Lugoj, Rumania.
Montero was part of the Opera Studio at the theater in Zurich, Switzerland and the State Theater in Meinigen, Germany and has been an invited soloist at different theaters in various cities in Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Finland and England, appearing, as well, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Next 14th of November, thanks to the Festival of Culture of the Caribbean, the Isla Mujeres public will be delighted by the voice that is conquering Europe when Montero will appear with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Quintana Roo, making all of his fellow Quintana Roo residents proud.

From Cultura Isla Mujeres on FB (my translation from Spanish):
 Celso Piña will enchant the Caribbean
  This musician from the mountain region will be performing at the Caribbean Culture Festival 2015 in Quintana Roo which takes place Nov. 3-22. Celso Piña, better known as "the rebel of the accordion", will have the Mexican Caribbean dancing to la cumbia on November 14th, in Isla Mujeres, sharing the stage with Pato Machete.
The rhythms of this singer, composer, and arranger and icon of Mexican popular music in recent years, has confirmed his performance the festival. They will be bringing their distinctive sound that has enriched the cumbia with touches of other popular rhythms such as ska, reggae , rap and hip hop.
  A born Musician, self-taught skill on the accordion, Pina provides a value beyond what is musical, and he represents an emblem of cultural Mexico today. This was demonstrated in the documentary film which he starred in, for the channel 11-one, and reinforcing the image immortalized in literature by  Garcia Marquez, dancing to the rhythms of cumbias which are proudly made in Mexico.
So, the festival of culture in the Caribbean, it enriches the purest style "Sonidero" with the presence of the musician who, for 25 years, has been one of the stars of the stage of the genre of cumbia.

Sunday, Nov. 15 at 7pm, there will be a performance by the Ballet de Danza Folclórica de México, followed by Belizean band Timbalaye, and a performance by Charanga Habanera; whose leader David Calzado is known for the hit “Gozando de la Habana”.

Monday, Nov. 16 Day off for Revolution Day

Friday, Nov. 20  Revolution Day Commemorated

Sunday, Nov. 22 Christ the King Day

Approximately Nov 28 - Dec 8 Festival for the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, the Town Saint. is held annually. Link   

Nov. 29 Los Cafres at Poc Na

Every Tuesday and Thursday: Free spay/neuter clinic  (Isla Animals)
 Consults 100p, Vaccines: parvo & distemper 50p, flea & tick meds 20p, wormer 10p. Helpers always welcome! Isla Animals, Mundaca Hacienda, 10am-4pm (No food morning of surgery/water ok)
From Sally Margolis Hi all!! We (Isla Animals) are gearing up for a HUGE Spay/Neuter, Vaccination, Wellness campaign for the animals in Rancho Viejo Nov 17-22. This is a very poor area in the municipality of Isla Mujeres. Most are living without electricity and running water. The situation for the animals there is dire right now with parvo & distemper running rampant, and heavy overpopulation. We expect to treat/vaccinate/spay/neuter 1000 cats & dogs with the cost of surgery at just $10us per dog. This may be the only time any of these animals see a vet. We can treat the existing animals, vaccinate others against disease, curb the population growth, and educate pet owners on proper animal care and make a HUGE DIFFERENCE!! We have the knowledge, experience, volunteers, and heart to make it happen. We are asking for all of your help to raise funds to make the campaign a reality. (We can also accept Paypal donations via our site - just add RANCHO VIEJO in message, and cash in person on Isla Mujeres. Please, please share the link on your social media. It helps us so much. If you are not in a position to donate PLEASE do read the campaign & share, there is lots of excellent info in it about the work we do-There is always so much to do! Thank you for your time!
Coming in December.....
 Coming December 25-30! Performances by dance troupes of the National Congress of Mexican Folkloric Dance..."A fragment of the mosaic mural of Mayan culture"

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